Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
5.60"
(142.24mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
2.68"
(68.07mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1971 1940
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1962
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
7.72"
(196.09mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
2.85"
(72.39mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1927
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
8.45"
(214.63mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
2.53"
(64.26mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1942
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
8.80"
(223.52mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
2.34"
(59.44mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1942
Ties: 1906
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
9.17"
(232.92mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
2.24"
(56.90mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
9.70"
(246.38mm)
7.41"
(188.21mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
10.93"
(277.62mm)
8.06"
(204.72mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
13.96"
(354.58mm)
9.34"
(237.24mm)
4.62"
(117.34mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1995
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
15.89"
(403.61mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
4.92"
(124.97mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
17.40"
(441.96mm)
13.13"
(333.50mm)
4.27"
(108.46mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
18.86"
(479.04mm)
15.68"
(398.27mm)
3.18"
(80.77mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1983
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
22.34"
(567.44mm)
19.11"
(485.39mm)
3.23"
(82.05mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1987
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
30.64"
(778.26mm)
26.49"
(672.85mm)
4.15"
(105.41mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1916
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
40.75"
(1,035.05mm)
38.16"
(969.26mm)
2.59"
(65.79mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 2011
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
60.51"
(1,536.95mm)
57.11"
(1,450.59mm)
3.40"
(86.36mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2011
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
80.90"
(2,054.86mm)
76.05"
(1,931.67mm)
4.85"
(123.19mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2011
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
99.02"
(2,515.11mm)
94.95"
(2,411.73mm)
4.07"
(103.38mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/